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Easy Peppermint Brownies

Easy Peppermint Brownies topped with chocolate and crushed candies are chewy minty and delicious! This one bowl brownie recipe is perfect for holiday baking!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 457kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (divided)
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting

  • 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° for metal pan, 325° for glass
  • In a large pot or microwaveable bowl, melt the butter and 1 cup of the chips over low heat. If microwaving, heat chips and butter in short increments, stirring frequently
  • When melted, remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract.
  • Add eggs, sugar, cinnamon, flour and baking soda, and mix well.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and pour mixture into a greased or parchment paper-lined 13 X 9 baking dish.
  • Bake °for 18 - 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out fairly clean. There will be some chocolate from the chocolate chips on the toothpick.
  • Remove from oven, turn off heat, and drop remaining chocolate chips over the top. You can add more if you want a thicker layer of chocolate.
  • Return the brownie pan to the oven and allow chips to begin to melt. No more than 5 minutes
  • Remove again, and use a spatula to spread the melted chips evenly over the top. 
  • Top with peppermint candies, and cut into squares when cool.
    Enjoy!

Notes

Bake at 350 in a metal pan or 325 in a glass pan for the same amount of time.
Brownies should be firm around the edges and softer in the middle -- do not overbake. They will firm up as they cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3.6mg